Man Jumps Off Bridge In Celebration, Accidentally Lands On Passing Boat
A video has gone viral after a man jumped off a bridge in celebration but landed on a boat instead of the water like he anticipated.
A Japanese man decided to jump off a bridge to mark the end of the Heisei era.
But instead of plunging into the water, he smashed into a passing boat.
The man took the big leap to celebrate the abdication of Emperor Akihito. Emperor Naruhito succeeded his father on the throne of the world's oldest monarchy.
According to The Daily Sport, after the man landed in the boat, he refused to call an ambulance and disappeared quickly.
It is unclear if he suffered any serious injuries.
Jumping into the canal in celebration is a tradition which was started by baseball fans who jumped into the canal during the 1980s.
In 1985, the Hanshin Tigers fans gathered at Ebisu Bridge to celebrate a win over the Seibu Lions in the Japan Series. Revellers started diving into the Dotonbori River, according to, Kotaku.
People now Jump into the Dotonbori River whenever there is an event or any type of celebration.
An Australian tourist also took the leap on New Year's Eve in 2017.
People have died as a result of jumping off the bridge into the canal.
There are reports a 24-year-old fan that drowned either dove or was pushed in.
In another incident, an 18-year-old Korean man died during the New Year's Eve celebration.
The city of Osaka has issued a warning against jumping off the bridge, but residents and tourist still choose to participate in the celebration.